2001 Chevy Camaro Z28 LS3 Dual Disc Clutch & Wiring Harness Install - Fourth-Gen Gen IV

Part II: LS376/480 Crate Install, Wiring And Testing

Rick Jensen Mar 1, 2009 0 Comment(s)

Conclusion
Though I wasn't able to break 11s with the Z's handling suspension, the 119-mph trap speed told me all I needed to know about this crate engine. And with all of the extra torque, it is so easy to drive on the street-helped in part by the smooth and quiet RAM clutch. Though I did have a clutch problem with a compression fitting leaking, the updated versions should remedy that shortcoming, and I have no qualms about recommending this clutch for street guys who are willing to spend a few bucks more for huge power potential and a stock-like pedal feel. Regarding the wiring upgrades, the Z has been flawless and it appears the LPE box is as reliable as it is revolutionary.

With this crate engine install and test, the 1SC-YA project series has drawn to a close. It picked up a full second and 10 mph on the drag strip, cut 25 feet from its 100-0 braking, and improved its road course times by nearly 7 seconds. And best of all: with the stock-type BMR torque arm setup back in for less NVH, a $25 eBay iPod running through the loud Sony system, and a bullet muffler welded in to the catless Hooker exhaust, this is a fun, rattle-free street Camaro that has massive power on demand and is easy and quiet enough to drive every day, which is exactly what I plan on doing. I'll see you on the street.

Sources

Chevrolet Performance Parts
Detroit, MI 48232
800-577-6888
www.gmperformanceparts.com
TT Performance Parts
Little Falls, NJ 07424
973-256-1234
www.ttperformance.net
Lingenfelter Performance Engineering
Decatur, IN
260-724-2552
www.lingenfelter.com
Ram Automotive
Columbia, SC 29203
BMR Fabrication,Inc.
Thonotosassa, FL 33592
www.bmrfabrication.com

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